Wind Management - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
randyyo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leduc AB, Canada
Posts: 82
Default Wind Management

Was asked to start a new thread on this - so here it is.
My lower wind deflectors are my own design.
I fashioned them from the ones off my previous bike.
I started with cardboard and turned the bars to check all clearences.
I started with the Memphis shade brackets but didn't like the look (looked cheap).
The brackets that are on now are from Rifle Windshields and for a 58mm fork.
I bought them with the plexi glass but the plexi wouldn't work ($100 approx).
I have downloaded the template from the forums and I might make ones similer to those
(probably a little bigger.
I also have Kewlmetall Winglets and a 15 inch CeeBaileys windsheild.
I started wilth the 13" CeeBaileys But found I still had the strap my sunglasses on to stop my eyes from bouncing.
I am 6'1" with 34" inseam and have stopped 90-95% of the buffetting.
I Am pleased wth it the way it is now but I would like the windshield to be a little lower as I have a tentency to slouch and when I'm on trips I lean against my bag.
I am waiting for Klockworks to release thier flip windshield and will probably purchase that.
Have attached some pics as well.

Randy
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0191[1]_opt[1].jpg (32.3 KB, 1405 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0196_opt.jpg (41.1 KB, 1387 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0201 - Copy_opt.jpg (46.9 KB, 1387 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0208.jpg (51.9 KB, 120 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0707a.jpg (47.3 KB, 108 views)

2010 Cross Country
Born to be Wild...
Too Old to Care!
randyyo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
randyyo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leduc AB, Canada
Posts: 82
Default

Just one more note on the lowers from Rifle.
Very high quality.
Clamps are billit and rest is chrome.
Plastic chrome caps on bolts.

2010 Cross Country
Born to be Wild...
Too Old to Care!
randyyo is offline  
post #3 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 12:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Birmingham, Al
Posts: 243
Default I was able to buy a set of lowers for the Kawasaki

Nomad for 19 dollars. It looks very similiar to the ones that Vic sells for the Cross Country. To mount them I used these clamps
http://www.clutchandchrome.com/news/...veil-new-rides. The total cost was $25.dollars.
I really like the width of your lowers.......they are a little wider than mine. Mine is the poor mans version!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1000350.jpg (33.6 KB, 79 views)

Last edited by rking35209; 03-06-2011 at 01:18 PM.
rking35209 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 03:04 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
BBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW AZ
Posts: 12,766
Garage
Default

I like the OP's plexiglass design and the Rifleman mounts. I disagree about the Memphis Shade mounts looking cheap though. I think they are a quality product. I'm just glad there are choices since we all have our "druthers".
BBob is offline  
post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
randyyo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leduc AB, Canada
Posts: 82
Default

Let me repharse that "look cheap".
They just did not have any shine to them.
The Rifle's are high polished aluninum and chrome.
But they are also twice the cost.
Just looks a little nicer IMO.

2010 Cross Country
Born to be Wild...
Too Old to Care!
randyyo is offline  
post #6 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 10:33 AM
Junior Member
 
WillDawgz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 17
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by randyyo View Post
Was asked to start a new thread on this - so here it is.
My lower wind deflectors are my own design.
I fashioned them from the ones off my previous bike.
I started with cardboard and turned the bars to check all clearences.
I started with the Memphis shade brackets but didn't like the look (looked cheap).
The brackets that are on now are from Rifle Windshields and for a 58mm fork.
I bought them with the plexi glass but the plexi wouldn't work ($100 approx).
I have downloaded the template from the forums and I might make ones similer to those
(probably a little bigger.
I also have Kewlmetall Winglets and a 15 inch CeeBaileys windsheild.
I started wilth the 13" CeeBaileys But found I still had the strap my sunglasses on to stop my eyes from bouncing.
I am 6'1" with 34" inseam and have stopped 90-95% of the buffetting.
I Am pleased wth it the way it is now but I would like the windshield to be a little lower as I have a tentency to slouch and when I'm on trips I lean against my bag.
I am waiting for Klockworks to release thier flip windshield and will probably purchase that.
Have attached some pics as well.

Randy
So, are you taking orders?

WillDawgz
U.S. Marine Corps (ret.)
2012 Victory Cross Country (Black)
Madstad Windshield
Witchdoctor Lower Wind Deflectors
Lloydz Air Filter
Lloydz Adjustable Timing System (+4)
Dynajet Power Commander 5
Big Gonzo Mufflers
WillDawgz is offline  
post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
randyyo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leduc AB, Canada
Posts: 82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WillDawgz View Post
So, are you taking orders?
Hey WllDawgz,
That post was a long time ago.
I have since downloaded a template off one of the forums and modified that by making them longer and wider.
Still works great but the windshield is still too high.
I got the KlockWerks shield (only 2"s taller than stock) and I would say it needs to be about 2" higher for my hieght.
I am now waiting on lower close outs by JDT Cycle Parts so I can try that with the KlockWerks shield.
If this works I think I will have the best of both worlds by looking over the shield and have no helmet and sunglass shake.
Sorry got long winded, also no plans to start making lowers.
Randy

2010 Cross Country
Born to be Wild...
Too Old to Care!
randyyo is offline  
post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 09:59 PM
Senior Member
 
ammo_umb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 2,699
Default JTD Cycle Parts Lowers

I've been bothering JTD Cycle Parts for quite some time and have some good new. John Motani sent me a picture today of the shell along with the following information:


The project is coming along great but turned much bigger than first anticipated. I am still hoping to release in May. I have attached a photo to give you a preview. I have decided to release the product as base units and each rider can add options that will be preinstalled by me for a plug and play product. Each base unit will be lower fairing with vents and mounting hardware. Each rider will be able to add lockable storage compartments, pre-wired and installed Polk Audio 4x6 speakers and add also LED spot lights and turn signals. Wiring harness kit will be pre-assembled for plug and play from bike to lower fairings.I am working on the compartment molds now which is the last item to do before I start setting up fabrication lines. I expect setting up fabrications lines to take a couple weeks on their own. They are the most important considering I need to reduce as much labor cost as possible which will mean a lot to you and everyone else in price. So I still have my work cut out for me.

On the other hand I feel very good with the design. I feel like I really captured the bike and the bars. What do you think? You can share. I am kicking my butt as fast as the old man can. Unfortunately it took longer getting vendor approval for Polk to sell speaker to before I could finish compartment design and now molds. Research just finding screws is a B#$&CH !!! And then it's beating their A---s down in price that counts. uuggggg! I which there were about 3 more of me, if you know what I mean. Any way it as great to hear from you and let everyone know it is coming soon.


If anyone is interested in being placed on the pre-notify list or has any questions please send an email to [email protected]. John will be doing a pre-release sell so he can handle the start up production.

CrossBikeLowers.jpg

Retired USAF, IYAAYAS!

2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project

2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest, Ness parts including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount / Rad 3 Mirror / deep cut grips / drivers floorboards /shifter peg / brake peg / passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack, Lloydz filter / timing wheel / VFC III, 7Jurock windshield, Drag Specialties seat.
ammo_umb is offline  
post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 11:11 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
BBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW AZ
Posts: 12,766
Garage
Default

I like it too! Now the proof is always in the pudding (if I got that saying right) so I'm looking forward to hearing from those first folks who buy them and get some of the hot Summer wind through them to find out if they work better than the factory lowers for heat on the lower legs. I sure hope so. They look cool. Futuristic to fit the rest of the XC's lines.

I have always liked the forged "wing" crash bars and having some lowers that work with them would be great. Heck, if the price is right, it might be worth it for us desert rats to change out from the factory lowers to these during the Summer months. Guess we will just have to wait and see what everyone says...

I'm in the process of building a small paint booth so maybe I can buy them raw and paint 'em myself to save some bucks. A nice match up would be the side panels of the chin fairing all in the same color as the the rest of the bike. I think it would really come together sweet that way.

The only thing I could think of to add to this would be some kind of wind management for the wind that comes off the top of the forged bars. Maybe the Kewlmetal winglets would be the correct part for that.

Last edited by BBob; 04-19-2012 at 11:18 PM.
BBob is offline  
post #10 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Birmingham, Al
Posts: 243
Default

Thanks ammo, appreciate you keeping us posted. You ought to start a new thread with this info. It would probably reach more people. Have been waiting on this for a long time. Seems like the wait will be worth it.

2010 Cross Country, stage 1 exhaust, ipod,
rking35209 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome